Empire confirms A Zone copper-gold

THE DRILL SERGEANT: Recently-completed drilling carried out by Empire Resources has confirmed deeper copper-gold mineralization at the company’s A Zone prospect, situated within its Yuinmery copper-gold project, located 80 kilometres southwest of Sandstone in Western Australia.

Intersections from two RC drill holes returned assays from approximately 200 metres and 220 metres vertically below surface.

These included:

–    10 metres at 1.8 per cent copper, 0.87 grams per tonne gold from 222 metres, including 6 metres at 2.6 per cent copper, 1.05 grams per tonne gold from 222 metres; and

–    12m at 1.8 per cent copper, 0.46g/t gold from 240m, including 7m at 2.2 per cent copper, 0.56g/t gold from 241m.

Empire claimed the mineralization to be still open at depth.


Yuinmery project location map. Source: Company announcement


The company said the drilling is part of ongoing RC and diamond drilling programs it is currently undertaking in order to test a number of Volcanogentic massive sulphide (VMS) targets at Yuinmery.

“These latest copper intersections confirm the potential of the A Zone prospect at Yuinmery,” Empire resources managing director David Sargeant said in the company’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.

“They show the tenor of mineralization increasing with depth beyond 200 metre vertical depth, which is consistent with our view that A Zone is part of a major mineralized system.

“This will be further tested by deeper drilling in the area next year.

“The attractive intersections of good copper and gold grades together with the known mineralisation at Just Desserts, reinforces our belief that the region has the potential to host a number of significant VMS mineralised zones.”